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Ocean science providing sustainable development solutions takes spotlight at the recent WESTPAC Session

More than 120 Representatives from 13 Member States of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific and Adjacent Areas (WESTPAC) met on 27-29 April 2021 for the 13th Intergovernmental Session,… Continue reading Ocean science providing sustainable development solutions takes spotlight at the recent WESTPAC Session

WESTPAC concluded its biennial session in Manila

On 5 April 2019, Manila, the Philippines. The 12th Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-XII) concluded its four-day session, culminating in a strong willingness of all… Continue reading WESTPAC concluded its biennial session in Manila

Reef management, seafood safety, microplastics: New training and research centers confront key challenges

2 April 2019, Manila, the Philippines. Sixteen countries and five international partners in the region witnessed a joyous signing ceremony at the opening of the Sub-Commission’s 12th Intergovernmental Session. Two Letters… Continue reading Reef management, seafood safety, microplastics: New training and research centers confront key challenges

WESTPAC-XI strengthens commission’s role in protecting region’s oceans, advancing SDGs

24 April 2017—Emergency measures to respond to threats such as marine micro-plastics and the establishment of a regional ocean oxygen network were among the highlights of the 11th Intergovernmental Session… Continue reading WESTPAC-XI strengthens commission’s role in protecting region’s oceans, advancing SDGs

WESTPAC sets out action plan on dangers to oceans in 10th session

Changing climate, threats to marine biodiversity and seafood security and the health of ocean ecosystems were among the top priorities for action agreed to at the recent 10th Session of… Continue reading WESTPAC sets out action plan on dangers to oceans in 10th session

WESTPAC welcomes Bangladesh

Bangladesh has become the 22nd Member State of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC). Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC),… Continue reading WESTPAC welcomes Bangladesh

China renews commitment to IOC Regional Training and Research Centre

China has renewed its commitment to the regional training and research centre it hosts for UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). UNESCO/IOC and the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration… Continue reading China renews commitment to IOC Regional Training and Research Centre

Dr. Fangli Qiao appointed the Director of the IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate

On 10 May 2012 at the Ninth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-IX) in Busan, Republic of Korea, Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO… Continue reading Dr. Fangli Qiao appointed the Director of the IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate

WESTPAC launches the website of Ocean Forecasting Demonstration System (OFDS) for the Southeast Asian Seas

A Ceremony for Official Launching of the WESTPAC/SEAGOOS Ocean Forecasting Demonstration System (OFDS) for Southeast Asian Seas website (http://221.0.186.5/IOC-WESTPAC_OFDS/index.jsp) was held on 10 May 2012 at the Ninth Intergovernmental Session… Continue reading WESTPAC launches the website of Ocean Forecasting Demonstration System (OFDS) for the Southeast Asian Seas

WESTPAC elected its new officers

Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong from Thailand, Dr. Youn-Ho Lee from Republic of Korea and Dr. Vo Si Tuan from Vietnam were named to be the new Chairperson, First Vice-Chairperson and Second… Continue reading WESTPAC elected its new officers